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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

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Examining gender roles at a young age

Well, besides being a bit shocked that a 7-year-old had already been so affected by the gendering of games (as if the fact that the girls think they can’t wear sneakers unless they’re sparkly or pink isn’t enough) it got me thinking about gendering our speech as adults and how our daily interactions with children can greatly affect the outcome of their perception of gender roles.  


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'Likeability' is a real thing

This week, I tried something a little different. I’ve always been curious about what makes some people likable and others…well, not so likable. So I created a short survey and spammed it all over Facebook. My apologies.  


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More superladies, please

With the ranks of Batman, Superman, and Iron Man, our movie theaters have been flowing with the superhero trope as much as it has with its barrage of testosterone.


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Classic books that are worth the read

We all know the feeling. The collective groan throughout the class when your freshman comparative literature professor pulls out "War and Peace," over a thousand pages of pure struggle that results in confusion and hatred for all things Tolstoy


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Why does HBO love boobs so much?

HBO loves tits. I’m not talking about the late, late-night special programming (I was just being polite - porn), but I am talking about regular primetime shows that prove to be game changers in the world of network original series.


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Why it’s better to settle

Last semester, I read a fascinating book called “Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough” by Lori Gottlieb (I know the title doesn’t sound encouraging, but just give it a chance).


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Private London: The perfect book for the summer

Whenever I think of summer reading I remember ignoring whatever classic American novel I was supposed to be reading for the next year’s English class and reading fun fast-paced whodunits and the historical novels that you always hide the cover of because it’s embarrassing to admit that you read those kinds of books.



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